European Beech

A large tree - and when we say large : it is capable of reaching heights of up to 50 m.
Common name : European Beech
Scientific name : Fagus sylvatica
Family : Fagaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Frost resistant
Frost resistant
Full description for Fagus sylvatica not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 1000 - 2500
pH 6 - 7

Identify my european beech

The beech is a tree that can reach 30 meters in height. It is deciduous, oval, hairy on the back, shiny. Its buds are elongated and alternately organized, and the rather smooth silvery gray bark is very easy to recognize.

Water my european beech

Water regularly and generously for several weeks after planting or sowing, especially if you did it late in the season.

Plant my european beech

Plant your beech in deep, cool soil. Plant preferably in winter, in bare roots or in mound. Dig a hole deep enough, twice as large as the root ball, without mixing the layers of the soil. Plant a solid stake at the bottom of the hole, on the edge, inclined to the prevailing winds. Cut the root hair - the fine roots that looks like hair - to balance the volume of roots and foliage. Plant without burying the boundary between trunk and roots of the tree, putting the soil layers in the same order you removed them. Tamp the soil around the roots with your foot, so you do not leave a pocket of air, and attach the stake to the trunk with a suitable extensible link. Form a hollow in the soil and water abundantly until you fill it.

Unprop my european beech

After two to three years, the stake has no use anymore and might harm your tree : remove it.

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